September 25, 2013 – Sanjay Mirchandani is to lead in virtualization and cloud infrastructure leader, VMware's Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) business as senior vice president and general manager, starting October 14. He succeeds Andrew Dutton who plans to retire by year-end, after helping in the transition.
VMware has undergone significant expansion in the APJ region and today serves 55,000 customers. VMware’s footprint in the region includes a workforce of approximately 3,700 employees throughout approximately 50 local offices, and a network of about 10,000 partners.
Says Carl Eschenbach, president and COO, VMware: “Sanjay Mirchandani is taking over at an exciting stage of VMware’s progress in APJ, which is our fastest-growing geographical region. A substantial opportunity lies ahead for VMware in this part of the world. Sanjay’s rich experience as an IT and business veteran – as well as his deep understanding of Asia Pacific markets – will build on the hugely successful contribution made by Andrew. I would like to thank Andrew for his dedication and commitment to the APJ region over the past five years.”
Mirchandani has 25 years of international business, IT and consultancy experience, including 11 years spent in Asia Pacific. He joins VMware from EMC, where he most recently served as executive vice president, global enterprise services, helping lead EMC’s rapid-growth market initiatives and engaging with global customers. He joined EMC in 2006 and has played roles that have included CIO, aggressively leading the company’s award-winning IT organization on a multi-year journey to 92 percent virtualization and a state-of-the-art private cloud. During the same timeframe, he was the chief operating officer of seven of EMC’s Global Centers of Excellence. Prior, as president of EMC’s emerging markets and International development, he championed global growth opportunities with a focus on rapidly-growing markets. Earlier in his career, Mirchandani served as Microsoft’s regional vice president, Enterprise Services in Asia, working with the region’s largest customers and partners. He also held many other management positions at Microsoft that included president, Asia Pacific Region; president, South Asia; and managing director, India.
“I am delighted to take on the challenge of driving continued VMware growth in APJ. Our top priority will be to help customer organizations transform their businesses on their journey to the era of IT-as-a-Service,” says Sanjay Mirchandani. “I would like to thank the VMware APJ team for excellent work in building a solid foundation. This positions us extremely well to develop our business further and capture the opportunity ahead. We are in great shape, and I look forward to leading the team to new heights in a region now regarded as one of VMware’s engines of growth.”